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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 Home Premium

10 Aug 2014   #1
soultakerripper

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 
Installing Windows 7 Home Premium

Hey guys,
Can someone help me? Do I need to backup my files before installing Windows 7 Home Premium when I'm already using Windows 7 Home Basic?


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10 Aug 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Backup files is always a good thing to do. But not really needed in this case.
You can do Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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10 Aug 2014   #3
soultakerripper

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Ohh. But if I am installing from a DVD, do I need to perform back up?
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10 Aug 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, backup all your data.

Put your data on a flash drive, dvd`s, external hard drive. Whatever you have.
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10 Aug 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

If you read the blue link Kaktussoft gave you it isn't necessary to reinstall you can just unlock the few extra features in Home Premium by inserting the Product Key into Anytime Upgrade.

But if you want to do a clean install then follow these same steps which include how to back up everything first so nothing is forgotten, how to get and keep a perfect install: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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10 Aug 2014   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soultakerripper View Post
Hey guys,
Can someone help me? Do I need to backup my files before installing Windows 7 Home Premium when I'm already using Windows 7 Home Basic?
If you documents are on a separate partition from your OS, then just make an image of the partition with
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download It is a free download and works great.
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10 Aug 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You`ll have to let us know exactly what your intentions are and exactly what you want to do.

Windows Anytime Upgrade
In place Upgrade

or

A Clean Install

It`s best that you backup your data no matter what you do
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